Meet us in Silverton, Colorado!

New Moon Hike

We are calling YOU to the heart of high country – Silverton, Colorado!

Whether you want to sign up for the day trip with slumber party at the retreat house or if you want to make it for the whole weekend, this trip is LIFE CHANGING.

Join us for a special New Moon Hike Day Trip in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. Beyond breathtaking views of jagged mountains, we will come together in celebration of sisterhood, feel the powerful energy of the new moon cycle, and experience spiritual transformation together in the wilderness.

This trip is inspired by Sharon Blackie’s book, If Women Rose Rooted.”  Upon registration, you will have a copy sent to your doorstep (you are not required to read the book!).

If women want to change things, we need authority and authority comes, in good part, from inside ourselves. It comes from conviction from understanding and owning our stories and from a strong sense of who we are and what our place is in the world.

Sharon Blackie, If Women Rose Rooted

We are on a quest to find our place in this world, drawing inspiration from the wild landscape of the San Juan Mountains in Silverton, Colorado while drawing from the wise and powerful women in our ancestry, mythology, and community. 

We will start with a New Moon Intention Ceremony where we lay our hopes, fears, and dreams out vulnerably for all of us to see and support. The darkness of the new moon is a time for reflection and exploring the unseen. New Moon energy is all about new beginnings. It is a spiritual calling to be fully present so you can explore your deepest desires and heartfelt wishes that sometimes get lost in the flurry of so much doing. August is the Sturgeon Moon and symbolizes gratitude for the bounties of nature, and asks us to step into the flow and appreciate the fruits of all seasons and the unique beauties of the cycles of life.

As we hike up the mountain and into the wilderness, we will guide you in connecting with nature, yourself, and in being present. At the top, we will look out at the land before us and be reminded that we are significant and powerful and we will tap into our female energy in a Transformational Celebration. On the way back down, you will learn about local history, landscapes, and tundra while bonding with each other in physical adventure. The day will end with reflection, discussion, and in learning how to bring this experience forward into your daily life.

Choose from Two Options:

Day Hike and Overnight Slumber Party
August 18-20, 2023
Hike is on 8/19

Day Hike and Long Weekend (includes hotel and local activities)
August 17-20, 2023
Hike is on 8/19

The Experience Includes:

  • Your own copy of the book, If Women Rose Rooted
  • Snacks (we love snacks!)
  • Lunch on the mountain
  • Dinner at Christine’s House
  • Wine and Refreshments
  • Experts trained in keeping you safe while stretching you to experience, grow, and transform
  • Overnight slumber party at RYS retreat house (bring your sleeping bag and pillow!) OR a long weekend with a comfortable stay at Grand Imperial Hotel

* You will be responsible for your own transportation and travel costs to and from the start location.

Your Guides:

Christine Fonner

Transformational Leader, Strengths Coach, and Adventure-Based Learning Expert

Sarah Moore

Bad Ass Certified Guide, Adventurer, and Mountaineer Expert

About Silverton and the San Juan Mountains:

Silverton is a National Historic Landmark, part of the San Juan Skyway (with the Million Dollar Highway connecting Silverton to Ouray), home to Animas Forks and the Alpine Loop, and the summer destination for the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train ride. With a rich mining history and rugged mountains out the back door, Silverton is a busy summer and winter destination and is home to over 700 resilient year-round residents.

Nestled as the only town in the San Juan Mountains and with the Weminuche Wilderness close by, Silverton is a natural recreational paradise.

Questions? Contact us!

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